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Stephanie St…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Stephanie Stetler answered:
My husband wants to buy a condo but he does not have a SSN is there a mortgage company that can help us.
I have not had a buyer in this situation but I would love to hear who you found to do your loan. As I am sure your husband is not the only person without a SSN. Best of luck to you in y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 26, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Bill Gassett, Real Estate Pro in Hopkinton, MA
Bill Gassett answered:
Moving to Seattle- need help choosing a neighborhood!
Whether you are moving to across the country or across town understanding how neighborhoods can impact market value is important. Take a look at the comprehensive guide in the link belo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 23, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Jclewis1964, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Jclewis1964 answered:
Are Modular Homes a wise investment for the first time home buyer?
What is the value of a 1988 modular home of 1456 sq. Ft
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Annabel Kupp…, Real Estate Pro in 98119
Annabel Kuppens answered:
What are the best neighborhoods to buy in assuming 1) we want to buy a house, 2) for $700,000 or less, 3) with a commute to downtown under 30 minutes?
Hi Jennifer,

There are various options for you. I suggest checking the various communities of Greenlake, Ballard, Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Maple Leaf, Licton Springs and Pinehurst. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 17, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Stephanie St…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Stephanie Stetler answered:
I have been working on my credit score for 10 years, and its is only 700. I just cant not accept a 30yr loan unless I get the best rates, nope!
Who are you working with in regards to your credit? When was the last time you had your credit pulled? I have some great loan officers that can help boost your score. Message me persona ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 2, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
How do I reach your security department?
Hi Kathy,
I'm not sure they have a security department. If you have a scam listing, please flag it on the page. If you have customer service issues, go to the Help Center linked belo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 30, 2014 Home Buying in 98101
builtsturdy, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
builtsturdy answered:
Does anyone have recommendation on a good home inspector - competent, reasonable service fee in seattle area?
I have used mcknight home inspections, they were professional and seemed to know what to look for. found mold in our attic and couple of other things. The guy Patrick was really nice to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 28, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
furnace stops working 5 days after closing and buyers take possesion. furnace inspection was completed as an inspection condition. can the seller?
This would be best answered by whomever conducted the closing for you. If it was a pre-known condition as part of the inspection and either was not fixed at your request or failed agai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 28, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
What is the best way to present a contingency offer?
Larry & Kary had great answers. Contingencies are always some what frowned upon by sellers and their agents, although here in NC, virtually all sales are now contingent with the Due Di ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 28, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Do single level homes appraise for more per square foot than multi-level homes?
I do know that when doing comps, if I have a ranch, I always do my comps against other ranches and visa versa with multi-levels. I have found ranches to garner a higher dollar but have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 28, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
I have property in London and would like to buy in seattle remortgaging my property, is it possible to get international real estates?
thanks for the question ....can you clarify ? are you asking is you call obtain a new loan on the London proeprty in order to pull cash out of it to help with the efforts to buy a ne ... more
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Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
I'm an international student in Seattle. I want to own a house for rent. I want to get mortgage for that house, so what should I do?
Become pre approved for a loan ....do you have verifiable income / employment ?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 9, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
furnace stops working 5 days after closing and buyers take possesion. furnace inspection was completed as an inspection condition. can the seller?
Mattmich,
I worked in the HVAC business for 7 years. An inspector can tell you the age of the furnace and sometimes whether it's currently operating generally in a proper way or not. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 1, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
is speed hump a negative thing?
I think that speed humps are a positive feature. A lot of home buyers already have children, and they appreciate the safety measure. I think most residential neighborhoods have them. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 22, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
NickBao, Home Buyer in Santa Ana, CA
NickBao answered:
Can I puchased a Home that has a Tax Lien as a short Sale, would a bank even lend me money?
This is a complex case of short sale since it involved with multiple properties and liens. The best way is consult an escrow officer (or real estate attorney) to analyze the situation.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Home Buying in 98136
Stephen Mitc…, Real Estate Pro in Pembroke Pines, FL
Stephen Mitchell answered:
I am trying to purchase a modest home in my area. I am looking at homes in the range of 55,000- 65,000K range. I have a total down payment of 40,000
Great question Becky! Depending, on your credit you might have some issues finding a place but that shouldn't discourage you in your search for a home. I would suggest going to a bank/l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 10, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Andrew Plyma…, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Andrew Plymale answered:
I am going to be moving to a different state. I want to buy a house. How long do I have to work at this new location before attempting to get a loan?
As long as it is in the same industry job type but new enployer and income is same or more you are fine. May require 2 months pay stubs. If it is with the same company just a relocation ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 9, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
mattdalek47, Other/Just Looking in Columbus, OH
mattdalek47 answered:
Should I be worried if the home has a grinder sump pump in basement?
I would contact a pump company to inspect it for you and possibly repair it if need be. The best thing you can do in this situation is get a professional on your side. They know what to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 7, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
What are the more safe and affordable neighborhoods and suburbs around Seattle, WA?
Jessica,
I did a quick search of homes in towns around Seattle that are on the safer side, please investigate to your own satisfaction. I searched for homes up to $440k just to provi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 22, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Michael Macd…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Michael Macdonald answered:
Looking for a good buyer's agent in Seattle for a rehab property
Come and have a look at my Queen Anne listing - mls 694756 - a solid 1907 home in need of rehab. With same owner for over 60 years, It is a solid, stable home with many original detail ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 18, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
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